Artist Gaspero Bruschi, Italian, 1701-1780
Artist after a model by Giovanni da Bologna, Italian, 1529-1608
Manufacturer Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
Title
  • Sleeping Nymph
  • Ninfa (alternate title)
Date between 1745 and 1750
Medium Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions Overall: 6 5/8 × 11 × 5 1/2 inches (16.8 × 27.9 × 14 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 1990.252
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans, Level 2 (see map)
purchased by Leonardo Lapicciarella (Florence, Italy);
sold by (Armin B. Allen, London, England and New York, New York, USA);
1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Darr, A.P. The Figure Revisited: Early Doccia Porcelain Sculptures in Detroit and its Development in 18th-Century Italy, in The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar. London, June 1994.

Darr, A.P. Innovations during the twilight of Florence: eighteenth century sculpture in Doccia porcelain, in Francesco Robba and the Venitian Sculpture of the Eighteenth Century, Papers from and International Symposium, ed. J. Hofler. Ljubljana, October 16-18, 1998, 2000, pp. 97, 100 (fig. 5).

Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, 2002, vol. II, cat. 159.

Darr, Alan Phipps. "The Doccia Porcelain Sculpture Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): 32–84, pp. 48–49 (ill.).